Finance

Publicis organic growth becalmed as US problems continue

Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun has a problem. His long-awaited ‘Power of One’ transformation is still stuck in the garage it seems, as the French ad holding group reports second quarter organic growth of just 0.1 per cent, missing analysts’ ...

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Is ‘no strategy’ paying off for Omnicom?

Is Omnicom – which owns BBDO, TBWA, DDB and Omnicom Media Group among others – doing well or badly? Its shares fell three per cent yesterday when it reported a 3.6 per cent drop in second quarter revenue in Q2 ...

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Talon: realising our AdTech investment in Out of Home

As Talon Outdoor’s AdTech platforms continue to develop at pace to reach tangible and scalable delivery, Josko Grljevic – Talon’s CTO – outlines the four-point plan that has delivered transformational and intuitive technology solutions. The job of a CTO (T=Transformation) ...

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IPA Bellwether shows marketers uncertain about the future

Marketing budgets seem to be blowing hot and cold at the same rate as Boris Johnson’s policy commitments. The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising’s latest Bellwether Report shows that growth in the first quarter (8.7 per cent) was only temporary, ...

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Now Sadoun divides Publicis US creative empire into three

Publicis Groupe is reorganising its US creative agencies into three groups – east, west and center – with Jem Ripley returning from Capgemini to run east, Andrew Bruce running west and Andrew Swinand center. Publicis agencies include Publicis Worldwide, Leo ...

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WPP reels in £2.5bn with 60 per cent Kantar sale to Bain

WPP CEO Mark Read has done his best deal yet, agreeing to sell 60 per cent of research operation Kantar to Bain Capital for £2.5bn, valuing the whole of Kantar at £3.2bn. £1.5bn will go towards reducing WPP’s debt with ...

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